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Camera:Nikon D70 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma DG
Title:Shandy.
Username:Scaramanga Scaramanga
Uploaded:23 Oct 2008 - 12:01 PM
Tags:Black & white, Close-up / macro, Portraits / people
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Votes:84
Voters:tommythecat · lesgoodey · RTDS · digipix76 · DOGSBODY · jdenman · hellsbells8868 · lonely_oryx · Badgerfred · Stace · Ridgeway · mrswoolybill · JBA · CarolG · blackbird · woolybill1 · RAUL · ketch · jaktis · shortski · Maiwand · Silverzone · GalleryGirl · casson · glyndwr · Ray42 · dawnmichelle · Moj_o · Mikelane · microchip · MickyMc · videotec · MediumSizeUnavailable · Herge88 · Bodiewil · FeatherFriend · bayleaf · JohnnyGraham · JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY · Hebe · Buffalo_Tom · Bob_V · edrhodes · mikbee · goso · Sahyadri · wamp · Pete · pentony · RysiekJan · whiteswan01 · gary_d · doryram · nickyv32 · taggart · Cormy · fatherpie · Hoffy · Rende · KBan · imagio · monkeygrip · proz · ShedMan · MandsH · BERTRAM · JONTHELENS · ugly · photophantom · X_Pose · costas · sunshot · PeterLaw · stephanfowles · SandraKay · Nick_w · paulb20 · Brilane · davidhu · Wooly · POOCHIE · User_Removed · pascalg · rossi ·
Views:249
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tommythecat
23 Oct 2008 - 12:08 PM

Beautiful detail. The crop and DOF are spot on

Tommy

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lesgoodey
lesgoodey Plus Member 9lesgoodey vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2008 - 12:11 PM

Excellent black and white shot.

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RTDS
RTDS  6 Cyprus
23 Oct 2008 - 12:13 PM

Excellent capture againSmile
Love the details and the B&W.
Well done.
Robert

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digipix76
digipix76  8577 forum posts England
23 Oct 2008 - 12:17 PM

Great comp.


Ian

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DOGSBODY
DOGSBODY  61432 forum posts England30 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2008 - 12:20 PM

Superbly conceived image. Andy

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jdenman
jdenman  6 Spain5 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2008 - 12:31 PM

Fantastic shot !
John

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hellsbells8868
23 Oct 2008 - 12:36 PM

Fab shot..

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx Plus Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2008 - 12:40 PM

Great eye shot. The stare really gets your attention

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Stace
Stace Plus Member 6Stace vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2008 - 12:48 PM

Great image, super eye contact and skin texture, works well in mono,

Stace

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  8222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2008 - 1:03 PM

As the man says,go Large,Brilliant.

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JBA
JBA  6341 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2008 - 1:07 PM

Nice and gritty. Excellent stuff.

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CarolG Plus Member 8178 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2008 - 1:23 PM

An excellent crop. Carol

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woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2008 - 1:59 PM

This is a speciality of your style, and very good it is too. Exceptional close-up, detail and control of tones & dof. The mono is excellent.
Bill

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ketch Plus Member 7770 forum postsketch vcard Turks and Caicos Islands50 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2008 - 2:40 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I think I have spent longer looking at this image than any I have looked at this month - why? Quite simply because it is brilliant - it works superbly as a mono, the crop is heroic and works equally superbly, details are presented beautifuly, entertaining pov and masterly dof - I am running out of superlatives so I had better stop there.

Two things - was this shot in colour and converted? And a nagging doubt about a border I guess you tried it and it didn't work - because the image is strong through its simplicity I guess?

Lovely

Robert

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jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
23 Oct 2008 - 2:52 PM

Cracking close up

Peter

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2008 - 4:38 PM

Great portrait, superbly cropped. Spot on shot.
Ron

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Silverzone
23 Oct 2008 - 4:45 PM

Super shot love the crop. Sylvia

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GalleryGirl
23 Oct 2008 - 4:57 PM

Fabulous shot and love the close-up detail.
Marilyn x

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casson
casson  8 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2008 - 5:18 PM

What a superb close up.
john

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glyndwr
glyndwr  766 forum posts Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2008 - 5:25 PM

Ketch says it all, good work Andrew.

Robert

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2008 - 5:26 PM

Nice shot - it works well

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dawnmichelle
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23 Oct 2008 - 5:33 PM

excellent

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Mikelane
Mikelane  7 Wales
23 Oct 2008 - 6:08 PM

Excellent detail well captured regards
Mike

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microchip  7 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2008 - 6:13 PM

Superb mono and an excellent crop, A cracking capture,
Alan

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MickyMc
MickyMc  7 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2008 - 6:22 PM

You really are becoming quite a Master at these.
Mavis

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videotec
videotec  6 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2008 - 6:31 PM

Great shot works very well.
Pete

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very very strong

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23 Oct 2008 - 6:48 PM

Went large and what a wonderful strong image

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23 Oct 2008 - 6:48 PM

A 1st class image Andrew.
Geoff.

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Hebe
Hebe  7 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2008 - 7:03 PM

Truly brilliant.

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23 Oct 2008 - 7:16 PM

Agree with all Ketch has said.He has said it all for us.Brilliant Andrew.
Tom.

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mikbee
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23 Oct 2008 - 7:47 PM

A brave crop,and it works too !!!
Excellent take.
Mick.

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23 Oct 2008 - 8:02 PM

Great shot Andrew - that's what I call "eye contact"...lol.......Bill

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23 Oct 2008 - 8:56 PM

Great close up shot.

Pento

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whiteswan01
23 Oct 2008 - 9:13 PM

great dof and detail
Dawn

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gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2008 - 9:27 PM

Very dramatic crop and great detail. - gary

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doryram
doryram  6 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2008 - 10:00 PM

Superb a true grit image

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Cormy
Cormy  7 England
23 Oct 2008 - 10:24 PM

Fine shot Andrew.
Cheers

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fatherpie
fatherpie  6 England12 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2008 - 10:29 PM

Fantastic mono - brilliant stuff!
Dave

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23 Oct 2008 - 10:40 PM

Amazing detail.

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23 Oct 2008 - 10:41 PM

Wonderful crop, DOF and tones Andrew.
Rende

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ShedMan
ShedMan  9 South Africa2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2008 - 8:24 AM

A great composition and you're right, the large version is definitely best.

ŌæŌ

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MandsH
MandsH  8 England
24 Oct 2008 - 8:35 AM

Love the crop, so effective and great in mono
Mandy

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BERTRAM
BERTRAM  6 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2008 - 9:12 AM

A superb mono shot.
Dave

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JONTHELENS
24 Oct 2008 - 9:15 AM

Nice work.

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24 Oct 2008 - 9:24 AM

Nice work in mono...
Dave

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photophantom
24 Oct 2008 - 11:04 AM

nice gritty effect bro

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